Bentley Looks Into The Future With The Electric EXP 100 GT Concept

Bentley has finally revealed the EXP 100 GT concept, a fully electric luxury gran turismo designed to show what the company’s models might look like in the year 2035.

The new EXP 100 GT also marks the company’s centenary to the day, featuring a fully electric powertrain with four electric motors, a torque vectoring system and a combined output of up to 1,340hp and 1,100lb-ft (1,491Nm) of torque.

Bentley claims that the EXP 100 GT is capable of a 0-60mph in less than 2.5 seconds and of a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

Also Read: Bentley EXP 100 GT Teased One Last Time Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Debut

With future battery technology expected to offer five times the current energy density, it’s no wonder that the EXP 100 GT is said to be capable of charging to 80 percent of capacity in only 15 minutes. Driving range is set at 435 miles (700km) on a full charge while weight is kept at 1,900kg (4,188lbs), which is mighty impressive for a car of this size.

Speaking of which, the design study measures 5.8 meters long and almost 2.4 meters wide (19.02 and 7.87 feet respectively), making sure that nothing will be more commanding on the roads of the future.

“The Bentley EXP 100 GT represents the kind of cars we want to make in the future,” said Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design. “Like those iconic Bentleys of the past, this car connects with its passengers’ emotions and helps them experience and safeguard the memories of the really extraordinary journeys they take.”

Perhaps the most significant highlight of the Bentley EXP 100 GT is the on-board artificial intelligence Personal Assistant. Bentley says that the system will pre-empt passenger needs and can maximize comfort based on its knowledge of its owner, including controlling the seat surfaces to offer more support during driving.

The open-air cabin also features embedded biometrics to track eye and head movements, as well as blood pressure, representing what the future of bespoke luxury vehicles holds. The interior comes with three different seating configurations, depending on whether autonomous driving is enabled or not.

Now, the real question is: can you wait 16 years for a Bentley like this?

 

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  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    *abrupt record scratch* THIS is it?! Wow….that’s definitely NOTHING I was expecting lol Heh, I like it

  • Mr. EP9

    Well it is certainly is different.

  • Elpatore

    I feel a Mulsanne vibe, it is very well crafted and certainly unique.

  • Rev360

    I’m pleasantly surprised. Although just a concept if a production model picked to the scale, likeness, sleekness and proportions of this. It could be a game hanger for Bentley.

  • donald seymour

    Before y’all start hating, I absolutely love this unique beauty. Bentley if you are reading this, make this beauty and don’t allow the haters to detour you.

    • Stephen G

      And Haters…don’t let the Lovers ter you.

      • donald seymour

        I chuckled.

  • Tinky-Winky

    What a gorgeous and brave design

  • botornot387

    I am ready for the EV future now. TAKE MY MONEY!!!

  • Some ol’ bloke

    I personally love it but it looks too much like a mclaren gt at the rear and on the subject of that company, I am also getting speedtail vibes from the rear proportions, but I really think they did a good job on the design

  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks lovely

  • Charles

    Wow! Love it. Good thing is that I have 16 years to save for this.

  • Six_Tymes

    its absolutely beautiful

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    WOW. now this is how elegant drama is executed. Simply stunning.

  • Richard Taylor

    Incredible proportions with details to die for. I’d like to have seen the headlights a little further apart but really I’m splitting hairs. Breathtaking.

  • Afi James

    A Classic landyacht.

  • Hoe

    Not bad but I don’t like it. The front is too busy and not classy at all. That green paint job doesn’t help.
    Ok just details here and there, but I feel it should need longer to be one a real Bentley (from Bentley..) design.

  • eb110americana

    Bentley needs to develop and evolve its rectangular grille further. I know it is part of the brand DNA, yet it doesn’t go well with the flowing lines of the rest of their cars, and I feel like it is holding them back. I like this concept, however the front end just doesn’t work well with those elements together. The detailing is exquisite, but there is entirely too much grille, and for no real reason on an electric car. That said, this needs to be photographed in a film noir, Sin City type setting. It would look right at home there.

  • Sovereignty

    The Chinese and Arabs will love it.

  • Bo Hanan

    Noooope!

  • DESIGN FADS USED ON OTHER CARS LIKE THE MASSIVE GRILLE AND THE LITTLE
    SLITS ON THE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS THAT USUALLY HAVE A FAKE VENTS IN
    THEM SHOWS THEY ARE LOOKING AROUND AT WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING INSTEAD OF
    COMING UP WITH SOMETHING UNIQUE. IN PROFILE THE FRONT END LOOKS LIKE IT
    WAS SLICED OFF COMPARED TO THE REAR. DO YOU REALLY WANT A LIGHT GOING
    DOWN YOUR HOOD WHEN YOUR DRIVING?

  • Bash

    That is like nothing else. that is a new level of Bentley we didn’t see before.

  • Nordschleife

    That front end look childish like something mini would make with those flashing lights but the rest is on point. Well maybe for the brake lights when they expand.

  • john1168

    Wow! This car has serious presence! I’d love to see this in person.

  • sidewaysspin

    This one is seriously impressive even though from profile you can notice a slight resemblance to the audi Prologue concept car.

  • driv3r

    The similar look to the Mercedes-Maybach concepts or McLaren Speedtail is due to the fact that such long speedtails have a very low drag ratio which helps to improve the cars range. Think about Mercedes-Benz IAA Concept (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) from 2015 which even had a feature to further extend the rear to improve airflow even more.

    Overall I like the concept a lot though the claimed range, power, weight and driving figures might be a bit too ambitious. Is the concept fully functional or are that just projected figures? I agree with many others that the grille might be too BMW 7-Series like in terms of size and the headlights might be a bit too much MINI like and could look better when positioned a bit more outwards rather than inwards.

  • donald seymour

    Really? Interesting.

  • Rares

    Use the Adblocker

    • donald seymour

      No, I support my site.

  • Christian Wimmer

    I love it. The front could perhaps be a little different, but overall it’s a stunning concept.

  • Nastinupe1911

    Beautiful, but the front needs some revision.

  • donald seymour

    Really? On my phone it’s really bearable.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    that front is designed for those with a clear Swarovski obsession

  • Paul

    One look at the front of it and I had to go to the comments. I really think it is a beautiful design, but that eyes bugging out look of the lights and grille need some help in toning it down a notch or two.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hey look! LOTS of LEDs!

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